Want to find your quiet place in a restaurant, bar, coffee shop or venue where you can actually hear your date, colleague, or partner? SoundPrint’s own decibel (noise) meter allows you to measure the loudness of the venue and submit (crowdsource) that data to the database. You then can search for venues based on how quiet or noisy they are.
+ Measure and submit the decibel, sound, or noise level of a venue
+ Search for venues based on their noise level (i.e. quiet, moderate, or noisy)
+ Simple to use
+ Help practice safe hearing health
+ Wide international coverage
Please note that SoundPrint is not a replacement for a professional device and should be used for general sound measurement purposes only as it measures the approximate decibel level.
SoundPrinters - we're excited about the new app - say hello to SoundPrint 2.0!
So, what is new? (See last note on keeping your SoundCheck history)
# A much improved search experience
We’ve improved the search page so you can better find venues, especially in doing remote searches in other cities.
# Improved search filters
Check out the “filters” for more ways to slice and dice the things and parameters you want to search by – including sound levels, distance, venue types, etc.
# More venues to take SoundChecks in
We’ve greatly expanded the venue categories (from restaurants, bars and cafes) to also include gyms, offices, retail stores, arenas, parks, libraries, subways and more!
# Expanded geographic scope
We’ve now greatly expanded the app geographically so that more citizens of the world can participate, including those in Australia, Brazil, Argentina, India, South Africa, Israel and more!
# Vision-loss friendly
The app is more accessible to those with vision loss.
Miscellaneous changes such as the countdown timer, improved settings menu, and “my submissions” page.
Once you upgrade to this version of the app, it is possible you will lose your submission history (located on the ‘My Submissions’ screen). As a precaution, please take a screenshot of your submissions prior to updating the app.
If you are registered in the app via your email address, then register in the new version with the same email address after your first SoundCheck and click on “forgot your password” to create an account. Your submissions will be retrieved. If you are registered using a username, but with no email, send us your username and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will update your account.
Unfortunately, if you previously made anonymous submissions, you will likely lose your SoundCheck history.
Ratings and Reviews
Test it on an iPad
I gave the app only 3 stars because it runs on an iPad, but seem not to have been tested on one. The “start” button covers the line saying that samples must be at least 15 seconds. And if I try to submit with name and email, the pop up keyboard covers up the boxes I want to type in. Either fix the UI (probably straightforward) or mark the app as iPhone only.
I tried to get a top 10 list and it said there weren’t enough submissions. I would like to be able to request a top-10 list for another location than my current one.
Another location-related issue. I am in Mountain View, and I want to find a quiet restaurant in Palo Alto. I can’t set my location of interest in any way, so for every search I have to move the map from Mountain View Palo Alto again. This is going to be painful if I am looking for quiet restaurants farther away, like San Francisco.
Brilliant. I hope it really catche on.
Brilliant. I really hope it catches on and spreads wildly. I just found out about it, downloaded it, and already I love it. Restaurant noise levels are ludicrous. I'm one of those folks who already has an excellent noise level app (by Digital Six), but there's no crowdsourcing there. Now there is! A few months ago I met a friend at a restaurant/bar with good Yelp reviews in Midtown (NYC) for dinner where the noise level was over 90 dB! Borderline permanent hearing damage! We left. But there was no way to report this to others, apart from typing a note in Yelp that no one would ever get around to actually reading. I love this app.
When I go out with friends, I want to actually talk to them. Unfortunately, restaurants and bars know that they sell more alcohol when the noise level is higher. This app helps me monitor places, and identify noise levels. As the database gets populated, it’s starting to help me find quiet places! For planning a nice night out, this app is increasingly helpful for finding a suitable place. Strongly recommended!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.